Well, that was a fun episode! Betty threw a party to celebrate her boyfriend's birthday, which is a normal thing to do, but Jughead isn't normal and hates the occasion as it reminds him of the facade of normalcy his screwed-up family displayed on his past birthdays. Only the gang's inner circle were supposed to attend, but once Cheryl caught wind of the soiree, she couldn't pass up an opportunity to exact revenge on Veronica for taking her title of head cheerleader. So she teamed-up with Chuck, who was more than eager to stir-up trouble for Betty. Their revengeful plan involved bring tons of guests and booze, while also getting (more like forcing) everyone to play a sinister version of Truth Or Dare; however, it somewhat backfired when Veronica blindsides Cheryl with the twincest accusation.
Sadly, there won't be a new episode of Riverdale next week. But, it's only taking one week off. The show will be back, juicy as ever, the following week, and that episode, which is titled "To Riverdale And Back Again," will pack plenty of drama when the Homecoming dance comes up.
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Betty (Lili Reinhart) is slammed overseeing Homecoming and Reunion weekend, but Alice (Madchen Amick) wants her to help with the Jason Blossom investigation. Alice turns to Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) for help, but when Betty discovers they are working with her mom, she is not happy. After seeing his father FP (guest star Skeet Ulrich) start to clean up his act, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) wonders if it’s the right time to give him another chance.
Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) have both decided to go to Homecoming in Jason’s honor, until a revelation waylays their plans. Meanwhile, Fred (Luke Perry) and Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) attend the Homecoming dance, leaving Fred to possibly reconsider the divorce. Ashleigh Murray and Marisol Nichols also star.
Kevin Sullivan directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camilla Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Luke Perry as Archie's father Fred Andrews, among others. The series' showrunner is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Archie Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer and the writer of Afterlife With Archie, the publisher's wildly popular zombie series.
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Riverdale airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.